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Last chance to write a poem to reach others in need… in all the voices of our land

Where else do a 9-year-old and a 90-year-old share their words of wisdom with the world? Where else do we see a swathe of poetry cutting right across this land, from Kuruman to Cullinan, to Cape Town? Where else do we see a polyphonic gathering of every single official language of SA? Where else do we see a youth culture that discovers that poetry is the language through which to speak their truth? – the average age for poets entering this year’s competition is 20-29.

Water contamination at Humberdale landfill site

Councillor Reshma Brijraj raised her concern that available water test results had revealed contamination of the borehole water and that this had to be treated as an emergency. Most of the councillors who spoke on the matter were unanimous in their quest for a solution to the contamination and the corrective measures that would need to be implemented.

Popular Umkomaas personality Krish Maharaj passes on

Krish was a dedicated husband and life partner to his wife Prabha, and an amazing father to two sons and two daughters as he never failed to provide the gift of education to his children.

SAHSS visits Oceanview community

The prayer offerings, meals and goodie bags were all sponsored by members of the South African Hindu Sewa Samaj

Unemployed youth presented with opportunities

Visit their Facebook page “SOUTH COAST JOB & OPPORTUNITIES”, where vacancies, bursaries, internships, learner ship programmers etc are posted.

Tips for stokvel and savings club

Refrain from announcing the date when the stokvel will be paid out to other persons who do not need to know.

Exchange old cards or risk losing January 2019 grant

The danger of holding on to the old card is that affected beneficiaries risk losing their benefits. We also wish to warn beneficiaries that soon we will no longer make any social grant payments into these old cards. For this reason, affected beneficiaries have to visit the nearest SASSA or post office to do a card swap

Municipal managers urged to lead change in municipalities

With underspending on infrastructure cited among the challenges at municipalities, Mkhize said his department is currently focusing on 57 high priority municipalities where R57 billion is being spent to improve infrastructure.

Residents warned against exposure to sun

“Outdoor activities during the day may be harmful… Citizens are advised to stay indoors as much as they can and drink lots of water to calm their bodies for the duration of the heatwave,” the Department of Water and Sanitation said.
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